Developing Innovative Learners through a School Maker Space

St Mary's Catholic College Casino

Get involved in your local community and make a difference! We plan to build a making community among interested students with robotics, coding, electronics and other forms in our new Library Maker Space. This project would suit student volunteers with an interest in education, technology, engineering and art and students studying COM30001.

Working on this project you will make a difference in Key Impact Area: Education; Sustainable Development Goal: Quality Education (SDG 4).


Availability: Approved

Time required: Not yet defined

Duration: Not yet defined

Canterbury St

Requires face to face contact: Yes



1. To establish a making culture where students can innovate, create, integrate Robotics, coding and other forms, building; teamwork, problem solving, creative thinking to their learning.
2. We anticipate launching this project in term two as a pilot program with selected students, build their leadership skills and expand further in term three.


Having a vision, but lacking skills, we would very much appreciate working in partnership with SCU to support in the launching of this project. We anticipate interested parties would have ICT and Robotics skills, an interest in technology and enjoy working with young people. Once the program is established and we receive feedback from students, we will add to our material base and modify according to the needs and interests of students.

Needs to be addressed

We have a number of bright young students who could be stimulated and challenged with a project such as this.

Benefits to students

They would build leadership skills, be excited by problem solving, appreciate the importance of innovation in the new world of work.

Skills required include:
Some Robotics skills and coding skills would be a bonus.
Interest in supporting students to explore and experiment with skills to solve challenges and problems.


Southern Cross University

Interested and skilled person(s) with ideas and who would be happy to work with us as we establish this program.


We have just purchased a STEM table and have a Lego Mindstorm NXT Kit along with other boxes of Lego pieces. 3x Arduino kits and 3x Raspberry Pi Kits. We are keen to add and develop as needs arise.